Studio Herbarium: A Visit with Marie-Jeanne Musiol

This past Friday, Marie-Jeanne Musiol graciously welcomed us into her backyard studio for a short tour and illuminating discussion about her foliate photographic series: The Radiant Forest, Energy Herbarium (2011)

Using a complex electromagnetic photographic process, Musiol captures the innate energy present in living organisms.  Each photograph represents a  specific leaf at a distinct point in its life cycle.

The series is a continuation of Musiol’s exploration into the nature of botanical energy and magnetic fields as communicative forces.

To view the complete series, visit Preternatural at the Canadian Museum of Nature from December 9 2011-February 12, 2012.

See for more of Marie-Jeanne Musiol’s work.